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Time Out says

There is a place known as Macera TallerBar, where they make their own alcohol. Run by Narciso Bermejo, an award-winning bartender from Asturias who's familiar with the essential ingredients needed to create delicious cocktails. Here, and oddly enough, there are no brands (apart from a handful of mixers), but instead you'll find tempting artisan soft drinks, which you can enjoy on their own or accompanied by gins, rums, vodkas and whiskeys prepared with all kinds of ingredients: cinnamon, citrus, spices, licorice, fresh and local seasonal fruits, and olives. The maceration process takes about a week, and it happens right there on the premises. When it's ready, the resulting mixes are placed in the pantry in the back room, for all to see. There you'll find a lot of bottles with handwritten labels, reminiscent of an old apothecary.

But wait, there's more! Not only do you get top-quality drinks, but they're set at more than reasonable prices. Instead of decking the place out in luxury design or pouring liquid gold into their shakers, they bank on honing their craft and creating an environment and concoctions everyone can enjoy without leaving a large dent in your wallet. The interior design of this workshop/cocktail bar/café stands out for its industrial and sober aesthetic, but with that attractive hipster vibe. A perfect communion between tradition and modernity, which is reflected in the furniture, the wait staff's uniforms, and especially in the drinks they offer, and the way they're served. It's a mix of sensations where innovation is very present.

If you want to bring the know-how home with you, Macera also organises workshops for 10 to 12 people, and you can order a bottle on request from those listed in the menu, or even a personalised one.


Address: San Mateo, 21
Transport: Tribunal (M: L1, L10)
Opening hours: Mon 4pm-2am; Tue, Wed 1pm-2am; Thu 1pm-2.30am; Fri, Sat 1pm-3.30am; Sun 4pm-midnight
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